Category Finishing & Effects

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Washday

Washday, when, once a month, kilos of dirty washing would have to be boiled, trampled, swung, rinsed and wrung, was not something that people particularly looked forward to in the past. The invention of the washing machine turned this back-breaking job into a thing of the past. But the notion of ‘washday’ remains. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Pomegranate Source: NordWood Themes on Unsplash

Dyeing with fruit and rhubarb

Anyone, who has removed the seeds from a pomegranate and, in doing so, has inadvertently got some of the delicious juice on their clothes, knows that the accidental batik-like colouring is damnably intense. No wonder, then, that this fruit has something of a reputation in the world of dyeing. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Malene Kristiansen works at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen and lectures in the Textiles faculty. And it is not only with her students that she is concerned with how digital printing actually works and with the effect on the end result that printing on ... Read more...

TenCate’s new hippie world

Digital printing has triggered a revolution in tent world: awnings, caravan annex tents, sun-protection systems – boring is a thing of the past. Today is hippie. TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Dutch manufacturers of geo-plastics, has a wealth of experience with tents of all kinds. “It is a growing market”, said Business Development Manager Edwin Grobbink in ... Read more...

Crushable spotlights

Forster Rohner – Textile Innovations have come here from their home in St. Gallen with several new products. A particular eye-catcher on their exhibition stand is the luminous, white après-ski jacket from Bogner. The lighting effects are created using conductive pathways and LEDs. Something that has been around for a long time, of course. But ... Read more...

More than just colour

Colour is one thing and function is another: but both are to take centre stage in the European Digital Textile Conference at Texprocess. In a world of increasing demand for new technologies for processing apparel, technical textiles and flexible materials, digital printing is now becoming a real success story. Kirsten Rein Read more...

Photo: VEIT GmbH

Clean work: Veit – energy-efficient textile care

Working towards a clean textiles value chain often seems like a never-ending task. Scarcely has a partial victory been achieved when new problem areas arise. These are frequently so specific that they are barely comprehensible without appropriate expertise. The good news is that the number of providers of progressive solutions who are seriously interested in ... Read more...